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&l;em&g;This is the second blog in a three-part series that focuses on anticipating and planning for retirement based on your current stage of life and expectations for the future.&a;nbsp;&a;nbsp;&l;/em&g;
Depending on your stage of life, chances are you have already begun saving for retirement. Employer-sponsored retirement programs encourage employees to prepare for the future in many ways, but primarily by making the process automatic and eliminating the burden of deciding when and how to save. While habitual contributions are no doubt beneficial when saving for retirement, without proper planning, few of us know how much we should be saving to retire comfortably.
Although there is no magic number that applies to everyone, many financial planners agree you will need about 70% of your current income to maintain your standard of living in retirement. However, most retirees have goals beyond routine living expenses, and a truly successful retirement often requires planning for unexpected life events in addition to anticipated costs. As more retirees face potentially onerous healthcare costs and the possibility of outliving their assets, the 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey reports that only 18% of American workers feel very confident about having enough money saved for a comfortable retirement.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By David Zeiler]
Bitcoin futures trading started at the CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) on Dec. 10 and on the much larger CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) on Dec. 18. Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) plans to begin trading Bitcoin futures in the first half of next year.
- [By CNNMoney Staff]
Stocks continued to rally despite the fact that options trading was temporarily halted Monday afternoon at exchanges run by CBOE Holdings (CBOE), Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ), BATS Global Markets and Miami International Holdings due to issues at the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA), which provides trading data and price quotes.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN)
- [By Casey Wilson]
Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Aon Corporation(AON)
- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
We’re seeing the exact same price pattern playing out in shares of $29 billion risk and insurance consultancy firm Aon plc (AON) . Aon has been a strong performer for all of 2016, up 20% since the calendar flipped to January. But don’t worry if you’ve missed the move – an ascending triangle pattern is signaling a second leg higher here. For Aon, the breakout level to watch is resistance up at $113.
Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, financial shares fell 0.13 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc (NYSE: PEO), down 4 percent, and Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: OPOF) down 3 percent.